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Where I'm Coming From

LP (Item 4437) Atco, 1973 — Condition: Near Mint-

An excellent group from the 70s East Coast scene – one with a heavy harmony sound that should have made them huge! The record was cut during the prime early days of the Sigma Sound Studios – and the record features arrangements by Philly greats like Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, and Vince Montana – all working here in a mode that's similar to that applied to The Spinners after they made their move to Atlantic, but with a bit more edge. Yet it's the vocal harmonies that really take the cake – as they mix together deep-rooted Temptations-esque righteous vocals with sweeter harmonies in the New Jersey falsetto mode – a perfect blend that's carried off with a great deal of power here! The style is very compelling, and great on just about every cut – and titles include "Society", "That Was Yesterday", "It Really Hurts", "Look At All The Lonely People", and the great cut "Whispers".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original pressing! Cover has a cutout mark and a light mark from an old sticker – but overall, this is a nice copy.)

Near Mint - (minus)

  • Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
  • Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
  • One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
  • May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record. (Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
  • May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
  • Possible minor surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



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